Tuesday 6 January 2015
While power sanding bowls, platters and the like can lead to an excellent finish, it's fair to say that it's one of the woodturner's least favourite jobs, due to all that harmful dust. Now at last there's a solution to that problem.
Designed by a turner of 30 years, Pad-O-Vac is a tool designed to deliver all the advantages of power sanding while simultaneously capturing and disposing of the dust before it has a chance to go anywhere.
The strong, durable design is light enough to use for extended periods, while the two-handed grip lends itself to excellent control and feedback. Developed by an experienced engineer, this tool promises to give years of service, with all the components finished to a high standard.
The tool can be used with any drill that has a 43mm Euro collar and any vacuum dust extractor with a flexible hose, although an adaptor may be needed for some. Simply attach the tool to your power drill, connect the dust extractor and you're ready to go. Suitable for the hobbyist and professional turner. You can see a video of the tool in action by visiting the website.
Tel: 01566 777 599
(PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF PAD-O-VAC)
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